Pedestrian injured in Colchester hit and run

9 November 2018, 08:15 | Updated: 9 November 2018, 08:17

Essex Police car

A pedestrian has been seriously injured in a hit and run in Colchester.

Police were called around midnight with reports of a silver car having collided with a man on Avon Way near to the junction with Alefounder Close. 

The driver did not stop and drove off in the direction of the Greenstead and the A133 roundabout.

Officers and paramedics arrived and a man in his 20s was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. 

A 20-year-old man from Colchester was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop following a road accident and causing serious injury through dangerous driving. He has been released under investigation.